Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/5/13

There is no arguing that Robert Griffin III is the biggest reason the Washington Redskins won the NFC East for the first time in 14 years. There are other factors to consider, like rookie running back Alfred Morris, and the solid fill-in play of Kirk Cousins. If not for Cousins heroics at the end of regulation agains the Ravens, and then his outstanding play the following week against the Browns, there is no way that the Redskins reach the playoffs. It was nearly little more than 10 months ago that the Redskins were criticized for drafting Cousins with the their 4th round selection. After all, they had given away the world in drat picks to move up to the 2nd spot overall in order to draft RGIII. It isn’t common for any team to draft a QB. But Mike Shanahan saw a lot of value in Cousins being there in the 4th round, so they drafted him. It now appears to be a brilliant move, especially with RGIII expected to be out until at least the season opener. Shanhan has the ultimate confidence in Cousins: “There’s no question in my mind. I thought he was a first round draft choice [...]

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